The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday August 31, 1876
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          Last week we gave an account of a serious accident to Mr. David Fenn, of this township, resulting in the loss of a leg.  We are pained to announce that on last Thursday morning at about 9 o’clock, from the effects of the injury, Mr. Fenn died.  Mr. Fenn was one of our best citizens, quiet, unassuming and honest.  He was a leading member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church.  His death is mourned by all who knew him.

Thursday August 24, 1876
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          On Tuesday afternoon David Fenn, who lived near the Lewis Creek Baptist church with his son, were engaged in digging a hole into which they intended to roll a "nigger head."  Just as they had the excavation about completed and Mr. Fenn was almost in the act of getting out, by a strange and mysterious providence the stone parted in the middle , one part falling into the excavation and on Mr. Fenn’s left leg, mangling and smashing it into a shapeless mass.  Drs. Flemming and Kennedy were called, who amputated the leg above the knee. Yesterday morning Mr. Fenn was doing as well as could be expected.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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